Western Market
Western Market
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The area
Neighbourhood: Sheung Wan
Unlike most of Hong Kong’s other popular districts, Sheung Wan welcomes wanderers with an easy-going, relaxed atmosphere. Art galleries are plentiful and boutique cafés are tucked away in every side street in the sub district known as “PoHo.” Browse through the vintage clothing and handmade leather goods stores – it’s no surprise fashionistas flock to this area. History enthusiasts will be rewarded with sites of beautiful architecture, reflecting Sheung Wan’s past as one of the earliest settlements by British forces. As night falls, the entertainment scene reveals itself to be just as laid back with its private kitchens, speakeasies and underground bars dotted throughout the area. When in Sheung Wan, everyday feels like the weekend.
How to get there
  • Sheung Wan • 3 min walk
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zapumal
Singapore442 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
Apart from checking out the old colonial building, there is nothing much to do inside. The ground floor has a few shops, and the 2nd floor is dedicated for textiles and tailoring.
Written 5 November 2023
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𝓝𝓪𝓽𝔂 ® 👑
Moscow, Russia1,35,240 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Couples
One of the oldest buildings in Shungwan, Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong. The current structure, completed in 1906, was the North Block of the original Western Market. It is the oldest surviving market building in the city.
Written 31 October 2022
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Mairwen1
United Kingdom10,614 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020
Historic and stately building which is probably most well-known these days for its fabrics floor on the middle level. It has a striking red brick and white façade, a large central granite arch and white striped corner towers. It’s been wonderfully preserved but sadly, there is not much to attract visitors inside (a mix of permanent shops, some food and the material). It’s no longer a market. The name refers to its past as a traditional wet market from the 1850s. Unless you have a strong interest in heritage architecture or fabrics, then you would not go out of your way to visit. It is also some distance from Central, about a 15 -20 min walk.

1. FABRICS - the fabric range is not as large as it sounds because the ‘floor’ is only a mezzanine level. However, there is still an awful lot gathered in the one place. As you’d expect there is a lot of Chinese silk, but also other fabrics (cottons, drills, linen). I thought they were generally expensive and overpriced but it is convenient to have a number of sellers under the one roof. Some rolls are priced but most are not which means you need to ask the seller. If you are used to metres, be aware that you will be ordering in yards.

2. HISTORY: Like the nearby Man Mo temple, it is always startling to see a very historic building hemmed in by high-rise, like some sort of time-warp. It’s also surprising to realise that the market was originally on the harbour front. Where you now see the big flyover and highway, there would have been shoreline before land reclamation pushed it right back. In its heyday, the market was more than twice the size of what you can see now. This is only the smaller north block built in 1906. The south block, built in 1858, was demolished in 1980. In the 1850s, it was built to get noisy, smelly street vendors off the street and under a roof. What you see today, housed 67 stalls selling live fish, 12 poultry stalls, a poultry slaughterhouse, accommodation and offices for the inspector and an engine room and water pump so that stallholders could hose down the floors every day. On the fabrics level, were shops and storerooms. Money changers set up their stalls beside the entrances.
Written 4 September 2020
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Fouregas
United States5,251 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Solo
If you are first timer to Hong Kong I would not list this place as a destination or must see, unless you are in the area or totally running out of things to do.

Yes it is a well preserved historic building both outside and in. But not worth more than half an hour to browse through.

Shops and eating places in there are modern days addition. Eons ago it was a local market, nothing like what you see now.
Written 10 December 2019
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Brad
Hong Kong, China1,72,618 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
Western Market is a historic building and declared monument along Des Voeux Road in Sheung Wan. The present building dates back to the early 20th century and is of Edwardian architecture. It was renovated in 1991. Originally a food market, the building is now small shopping complex.

Today, you can enjoy the exterior architecture of the Western Market, including the reddish brickwork exterior, arched entrance and coloured window panes within. Inside, you will find a handful of businesses, including garment dealers, florist, bakery and handful of other shops. Give it a quick look-see if you are in the area and enjoy seeing and visiting heritage buildings during your travels.
Written 2 November 2019
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Gerbra_10
Uxbridge, UK2,150 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019 • Couples
Staying in Kowloon we took the Star Ferry over the harbour and then a tram along Des Voeux Road to the market. This is a very small market with clearly permanent shops. The ground floor has a florists, cafe, hobby shop and some jewellery and craft shops. The next level is all about fabric then there is a nice restaurant on the 3rd floor. If your in the area pop in but don’t make a special detour to visit.
Written 18 September 2019
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Aglassortwo
Melbourne, Australia222 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019
The exterior of the building wants to draw you in, but a quick look at some of the fabric stalls was enough for us, not much else we were interested in.
Written 15 September 2019
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Arnold C
San Francisco, CA666 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019 • Solo
The Western Market was a central place in old Hong Kong’s food center. The building has been preserved. Shopping is limited but if you are looking for cloth yardage, the 2nd floor is replete with all yardage shops.
Written 14 September 2019
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Jack A
Windsor and Maidenhead, UK52 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019
Looking a bit tired now, but still some good stalls here, depending on what you're looking for, don't forget to barter, always go for half the price they quote, you'll be suprised.
Best deals are to be had at the Ladies market, but worth a visit just for the historical value.....
Written 23 August 2019
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Nat O
Hong Kong, China32 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Solo
I'm a local who has much experience purchasing fabrics in Hong Kong,
AVOID THIS PLACE if you've heard that it's the only fabric market selling "Authentic Chinese silks and fabrics".
The vendors in the fabric alley buy their fabrics (Which are usually synthetic and painfully generic) from Yen Chow fabric market, and then mark up prices more than 10 times to swindle foreigners who stumble into this building.
A generic synthetic Chinese brocade fabric would cost only USD $2 per yard in Sham Shui Po, they sell them at $25 per yard here!
I was appalled at the prices they marked for the fabrics here, and they actually though they were being smart by trying to fool a local like me, as well.
The vendors here are also extremely pushy, never taking their eyes off of you and they keep ushering you to buy fabrics, makes the experience very annoying considering how small and narrow this fabric lane already is.

If you're looking to buy quality fabrics or unique Chinese brocades, head to Yen Chow fabric market in Sham Shui Po. You'll be able to find a lot of hidden gems and bolt ends designer fabrics there at a very reasonable price.
Written 26 July 2019
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